SAMFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
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Mulberry Missionary Baptist Association
v. 1. 1844
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v. 2. 1856
v. 12. 1896
v. 13. 1897
v. 14. 1898
v. 5. 1881
v. 15. 1899
v. 6. 1885
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v. 10. 1892
v. 16. 1900
ALABAMA BAPTOT HISTORICAL SOOOT
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FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION
HKLD WITH THE
PIOTIBEHCE CflORCH, BABE CWHCT, M,
From the 27th to the 29th September, 1873
TUSKALOOSA, ALA. :
PttlKTED AT THB OFFICE OF " THB T08KALOO8A BUH
uiberra Japtiut |^ooation,
HELD WITH THE
PR07IDEHCE CHURCH, .BAKER COUHTY, ALA.,
From the 27th to the 29th September, 1873.
TUSKALOOSA, ALA. :
PRIXTED AT THE OFFICE OF "THE TU8KALOOSA BLADE.
Saturday, September 27th, 1873.
The Mulberry Baptist Association convened with the Provi
deoce Church, Baker County, Alabama, on Saturday before the
fourth Sabbath in Sept., 1873 — being the Forty-sixth Annual
The Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder Isaac H.
Hagler, from the 11th chapter and 30£h verse of Proverbs : "He
that wiuneth souls is wise."
After which, a short recess was given, and the Delegates as-
sembled iu the Church house. Elder Isaac M. Hicks, the for-
mer Moderator, called the body to order, and, after singing, of-
Then proceeded to read the letters from the Churches, and
enroll the names of delegates, as follows :
Haysop—M. H. Sherbet, J. L. Ward,* J. Creel,* E. Miller.*
Union— J. L. Creel,* H. W. 8bows,* S. May field, Adam Fikes.
Spring Hill—M. Morrison, L. Stewart,* J. Arnold.*
South Sandy— ¥. M. Tobb,* J. S. Townsend,* D Dockery.*
Liberty— I. H. Hagler, F. M. Hobson, J. H. Deweese.
Elliott's Creek— A. J. Russell,* Wm. Phipps,* W. Kirkley.*
Mulberry — not represented.
Antioch — J. M. Langston, D. Ward, J. J. Person,* J. Ri
singer, A. G. Woolley, A. G. Langston.
Shady Orove — J. M. Burke,* B. F. Narramore, J. Walker.
Rehoboth—J. M. Hicks, W. N. Huckabee, C. W. Latham, Sam'!
Macedonia — T. J. Elam, D. Z. .Merchants, A. Smith.
Chestnut Hill—h. Bearden,* T. D. Keriney,* J. J. Stewart.*
Centre Hill — Jas. Allen, J. J. Lowery, T. E. Maroney*
Mount Hope — Not represented.
Providence — R. M. Honeycutt, W. P. Lewis, J. Boyd.
Liberty MU—W. D. Foshee, W. Fosbee ,• H. M. Foshee.
New Salem— J. W. Maddox. P. C. Nix, J. Gore,* G. W. Sar
feasant Grore — J Thomas, Jno. Gothard, E. Dawson.
ifaM— Win. Oneil, W. T. Smith.
I'd Mhiistei .» in small capital*. Absentees marked with an *.
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Then proceeded to the election of Moderator and Clerk.
Elder Isaac M. Hicks Was re-elected Moderator, and J. H.
The Constitution; Abstract of Principles, and Rales of Deco-
rum were read.
Invited Ministers not messengers to seats with us.
Opened the door for the reception of Churches ; whereupon,
Pleasant Grove and Jemison Churches presented petitionary
letters to join this Association, which were received by the
Moderator, extending the right hand of fellowship to their del-
On motion, appointed the following Committees :
On Preaching— John Gotlrard, A. G. Woolley, M. H. Sherbet,
with the Deacons of Providence Church.
On Arrangement of Business— I. H. Hagler, J. M. Langston,
R. M. Honey cutt, with the Moderator and Clerk.
On Finance— Jordan Risinger, W. N. Huckabee, J. J. Lowery.
On Sabbath Schools and Documents— F. M. Hobson, T. J. Elam,
J. J. Lowery,
Received correspondence as follows :
From Unity Association— Elder Wm. Lee, Messenger.
From Shelby Association— Letter and package of Minutes.
From Mud Creek Association — Letter aud package of Minutes.
From Tuskaloosa Association — Letter and package of Minutes.
The Committee on Preaching made the following report :
Prayer meeting at 9 o'clock, Sabbath morning. Brother Wil-
liam Lee to preach at 10 o'clock, followed by Brother F. M.
Then adjourned until 9 o'clock Monday morning. Prayer by
Elder Wm. Lee.
Sabbath, September 28th, 1873.
The services were conducted as arranged by the Committee
on Preaching. The congregation was large and attentive, and
no doubt it was a day that will be long held in remembrance
by many precious souls that were present.
Monday Morning, 9 o'clock, Sept. 29th, 1873.
The Association met pursuant to adjournment, and joined in
singing. Prayer by Bro. Jas. Allen.
On motion, called the roll 'and marked absentees. (S<
On motion, the report of the Committee on Arrangement
Business was called for, which was read, received and adoj
and observed in the following order of business :
Returned correspondence to the Tuskaloosa Associate
Brethren F. M. Hobson, I. H. Hagler, J. H. Deweea^il
gers. Deweese to write.
To Unity Association— J. M. Langston, W.
Messengers. Langston to write.
To Shelby Association— 'J. Risinger. John Boyd to write.
To Mud Creek Association— Brother J. J. Person, Messenger.
J M. Langston to write.
To the Cahaba Association — Brethren M. Mprrison, Adam
Fikes, Messengers. J. H. Deweese to write.
On motion, called for the report of the committee on Sabbath
Schools and Documents. The report was read, received and
adopted. (See Appendix A.) _
On motion, called for the report of the Committee on Fmance.
(See Appendix B.) , ■ "
On motion, appointed the following Brethren to labor in the
Sabbath School cause in their respective Districts, and to write
up to the next Session of this Association the result of their
labor, and all about the Sabbath School operations in their Dis-
. UtIHst J. H. Deweese, A. Fikes, M. Morrisou.
2d Dist T. J. Elam, Wm. J. Rnddiek. W. N. Huckabee.
3d Dist— J J. Lowery, Wm. Oniel, W T. Smith.
Called for the report of the Executive Committee that was
appointed last Session. The Committee reported verbally that
they did not take any action in the matter, for reasons assigued.
Report was received, and Committee discharged.
On motion, called for the report of the Committee that was ap-
pointed to collect some money from H. E. Longcrier. The Com-
mittee reported $3 50 collected. Report received, and Commit-
On motion, agreed to dispense with the item recommended
by the la&t Session for the Churches to write up in their letters
the amount they pay their Pastors for their services.
The next meeting of the 1st District will be held with South
Sandy Church, commencing on Friday before the 2d Sabbath
in Sept., 1874 ; Elder A. J. Russell to preach the Introductory
Sermon. Elder Isaac H. Hagler, alternate. Subjects for dis-
cussion : 1st. What is the duty of the Church towards her
gilts! Discussion to be opened by Win. Pierson. 2d. What
is a call to the Ministry? Discussion to be opened by J. H.
The next meeting of the 2d District will be held with Mace-
donia Church, commencing on Friday before the 1st- Sabbath
in August, 1S74 ; J. M. Langston to preach Introductory Ser-
t mon— J. J. Stewart, alternate. Subjects for discussion: 1st.
lay we not with as much consistency invite Pedo-Baptist Min-
sters to our communion table as into our pulpits ? T. J. Elam
id D. Ward to open the discussion. 2d. What constitutes a
HI to the Ministry t J. M. Langston and R. Spinks to open
scussiou. 3d. Is there such a thing as the Baptism of
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the Holj Ghost now as in the days of the Apostles f J. M. Hicks
and J. J. Person to open the discussion.
n-fi^. next L mc8tinfir ofthe 3d di8tri <* will be held with Liberty
Hill -Church, commencing on Saturday before the 2d Sabbath
in August, 1874; James Allen to preach the Introductory Ser-
mon—A. B. Hill, alternate.
u ? h fL n Ji? ^t 011 of tais Association will be held with Be-
hoboth Church, four miles west of Randolph, Bibb Couutv
Ala commencing on Friday before the fourth Sabbath in
Sept., 18 <4; Elder A. B. Hill to preach the Introductory Ser-
mon—Elder F. M. Hobson, alternate.
On motion, agreed t© have 600 copies of these Minutes print-
ed, and that the Clerk superintend the same, and that he reserve
50 copies for correspondence.
On motion, agreed to pay the Clerk $15. for bis services.
It was ordered that the Clerk pay $6 to J. J. Lowery, monev
sent up last year by Centre Hill and Mount Hope Churches for
Domestic Missions, it not having been applied to that purpose.
Appointed J. H. Deweese Treasurer for the ensuing year
Appointed J. H Deweese distributing agent for the 1st Dis-
^thisfnS 11 for the 2d Di8trict - aiJd R - M - Hob ^ cq «
Ordered, that the Clerk deposit the Minutes for the 2d Dis-
trict at Davidson's store, in Ceutreville, Bibb countv Ala
and send those for the 3d District by mail to Montevallo. Shelby'
county, Ala. J
On motion, appointed J. H. Deweese to write a Circular Let-'
ter, to be printed with the Minutes next year. Subject— What
&£**Sft? &3T * the ChBrol1 - * Dd «r*fi-
Resolved, That this Association return thanks to the brethren
and sisters of Providence Cbnreh, and friends in the vie n^y
who labored so faithfully for our comfort during the Session.
The Association having disposed of all the business before
it, a hymn was sung, and prayer was offered by Elder Wm Lee
The parting hand was given, and the Association adjourned
to meet at the time and place before written.
J. H. Deweese, ISA AC M. HICKS,
Uerk - Moderator.
Report of the Committee on Sabbath Schools and Documents .•— •
We uotice from the reading of the letters from the Churches
bat two or three of them report anything about Sabbath
Schools; bat upon conversing with brethren from the different
Districts and parts of the Association, are gratified to learn
that the spirit for carrying on Sunday Schools is on the in-
crease, and we admonish the Pastors, brethren and 'sisters of
the churches composiug this Association to go on and encour-
age the Heaven-blessed institution. We notice that Autioch
Church has ordained J. J. Person, to preach the Gospel.
F. M. HOBSON, Chairman.
Report of Committee on Finance :
Received from the churches
Corresponding Letter to Sister Associations .'—Receive this,
our Letter, with our Minutes and Messengers, as a token of our
regard toward you, and expression of our desire to continue
correspondence with you. Viewing ourselves as belonging to
one family, and contending for the same cause, we wish to
keep up correspondence with you. ■> We will convene with Re-
hoboth Church, on Friday before the fourth Sabbath in Sept,
1874 (four miles west of Randolph. Bibb county, Ala.), at which
time and place we will be pleased to meet with you.
J. H. DEWEESE.
TREASURER AND CLERK'S REPORT.
In account with J. H. Deweese, Dr.
To cash paid printing Minutes $27 50
** Clerk's fees 15 no
Domestic Mission money paid J. J. Lowery 6 00
^aid Clerk balance due last year. : 1 60
CB. $50 10
cash received from Finance Committee. *48 85
»h from I. M. Hicks 3 50
jiation $2 25
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